Guide Designed to Help Medical Practices Reduce IT Costs, Improve Security and Meet Regulatory Requirements
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cbeyond (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, today announced the release of “Guide to the Cloud: HIPAA Considerations.” The guide outlines areas healthcare providers should consider when evaluating cloud service providers. It is available for download in Cbeyond’s library of white papers found at: http://www.cbeyond.net/smbspot/cbeyond-white-papers/
Cbeyond’s “Guide to the Cloud” is designed to help healthcare providers leverage cloud services while meeting privacy and security requirements under legislation like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As the medical field prepares for a complete conversion to electronic health records by 2015, a switch to cloud services enables them to reduce IT and labor costs while receiving higher levels of security often unavailable to small or mid-sized providers.
Cbeyond’s recommendations focus on five areas:
- Audits (SSAE 16)
- Safety and security measures
- Managed data security services
- Security policies
- Service level agreements
“Data security has never been more important for healthcare providers,” said Stacy Griggs, senior director of customer experience for Cbeyond Cloud Services. “Cbeyond wants to arm them with the knowledge needed to make decisions about moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud.”
To download “Guide to the Cloud: HIPAA Considerations,” visit http://www.cbeyond.net/smbspot/cbeyond-white-papers/
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 59,000 small businesses in the U.S. Serving growing entrepreneurs, Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry®, voicemail, email, Web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, and virtual private networking. In addition, Cbeyond’s Cloud Services division offers virtual and dedicated servers and cloud PBX to small businesses worldwide. Recently, the Cloud Services division won Microsoft’s Hosting Partner of the Year Award for 2009 and 2010 in connection with Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server product. Winning more than 50 awards for product innovation, growth and a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
Shana Keith, 678-384-8304
Source: Cbeyond, Inc.
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